Research & Innovation

SecureState’s Research & Innovation (R&I) professionals develop, adapt, and imagine new methodologies and capabilities for unknown, dynamic, or challenging environments.

It is paramount for an organization to verify and validate compromises, collect evidence, contain and eradicate threats, and rapidly recover from any event. Therefore, SecureState requires a sustained, efficient, repeatable and effective strategy to combat advanced threats against the architecture and its assets and data. We accomplish this goal by integrating Research & Innovation into all of our services. Research & Innovation allows our consultants and clients to get rapid solutions and answers to threats and challenges. Research & Innovation extends the organization’s security team to minimize impact and risks while maximizing capabilities and expertise.


SecureState’s Research & Innovation is a core component for gathering, interpreting and presenting precise intelligence about the tools, methodologies and techniques used by attackers. This intelligence is interwoven within Threat Modeling and Advanced Persistent Threat analysis, and is used to evaluate, correlate and monitor all end-points and network nodes within the environment.


Staying on the forefront of the security industry as thought leaders, our department R&I often submits new exploits and tools to frameworks such as Metasploit. SecureState’s R&Idepartment focuses on testing products, developing new exploits and tools, and solving complex or unknown problems. SecureState's R&I department is made up of individuals with industry-leading certifications that thrive on out of the box thinking and development.

Approach and Methodology

SecureState follows a stringent methodology which incorporates industry-leading frameworks when providing Research & Innovation for the security community and for our clients. For each offer, our process may be tailored; however, the general process follows four steps which will ensure that all areas of a particular problem or subject are covered.

In the first stage, Idea Generation, the R&I process begins with ideas from customers, issues discovered during SecureState’s testing, common issues within the industry, market surveys, or strategic command from executive management. The team reviews formal descriptions and specifications to evaluate the feasibility of aspects such as technological, marketing or synthetic feasibilities.

During the planning stage, a project team is developed based on the best resources within SecureState to tackle the problem. It has always been our belief that no one person knows everything about security; as such, we will leverage key members from each one of our service lines. During this stage the team also determines a schedule with specific milestones and due dates.

During the Design and Testing stage, SecureState’s team hypothesizes ways to resolve the issue, build the idea and test the product in focus. Whether it is developing a new framework, vulnerability, tool, identifying new threats, or testing a product, the team will develop several hypotheses that would be of best benefit to individuals within the security industry. Once these hypotheses are designed, the team will then perform tests.

Once the design and testing stage is completed, the team will then develop conclusions that may be documented in the form of a white paper, blog, article, etc. These conclusions will render opinions on new threats the industry may be facing, effectiveness of a specific product, or demonstrate ways to use a new tool or exploit a new vulnerability which SecureState has developed.

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